Microsoft Launches Academic Search

Windows Live Academic (WLA) search (beta) is scheduled to go live after midnight, focusing on (not surprisingly) computer science, physics and engineering subjects. The Microsoft tool provides abstract previews via a preview pane, sort and group by capability, and citation export, according to the website. WLA contains both freely available and access-restricted content, just like […]

Web Search Garage

Poynter’s “Web Tips” this week features Tara Calishain, who writes an awesome blog that focuses on web research and search. She now has a book, Web Search Garage, that Poynter “recommend(s) to journalists, writers, and researchers. Here’s what it promises: ‘If you thought that Internet searching was just about plugging in a couple of terms […]